ep. 39: Jordan Soderholm

 
 

ABLE's fashion director talks about why ABLE is publishing its wages, how she cleared her skin by changing her cleanser, and the drugstore secret behind her beautiful eyelashes (+ a special offer from ABLE!)

 
 
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[ABLE recently started] publishing our lowest manufacturing wages. We are the first brand that we know of to take this step in the fashion industry. The uncomfortable truth of the fashion industry is that the things that we wear and enjoy are often made by people – mostly women – who can’t even afford their basic needs.
— Jordan Soderholm
 
 
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Our guest this week is Jordan Soderholm, the fashion director of ABLE, an ethical fashion company that makes some of our favorite jewelry, clothing, shoes, and leather bags.  

Clothing prices are often so low because manufacturers pay sweatshop wages (we recommend this article for a fascinating breakdown of the real costs of fast fashion).  Jordan told us about how ABLE is working to combat worker exploitation with its new initiative, AccountABLE, a social impact measurement platform designed to give customers a transparent look at ABLE's manufacturing partners.  Through AccountABLE, ABLE is is the first company in the fashion industry to publish the lowest wages of the individuals employed by its manufacturing partners – and is encouraging other companies to do the same.  

Jordan is as glamorous as you might imagine when you think of the words "fashion director," and that glamour extends to her beauty routine.  In this episode, Jordan shared how she cleared her skin by switching cleansers and incorporating oils into her routine, her favorite "your lips but better" lip gloss, her drugstore secret for gorgeous eyelashes, and the tinted eyeshadow primer that makes her look pulled together with minimal effort.  She also told us what it's like to be married to a perfumer (full disclosure: we couldn't be more jealous).

As a special treat for Mirror Mirror listeners, ABLE is offering 20% off your first order on its website when you enter the offer code MIRRORMIRROR at checkout.  We recommend you use the code to snag this classic tote, this perfect jean jacket, or this gorgeous layering necklace.

Download the episode on iTunes or listen below, and scroll down for a full product breakdown.

You can find ABLE online at livefashionable.com and on Instagram @livefashionable.

 
 
 
 
 
  ABLE's flagship store.  Image credit: ABLE

ABLE's flagship store.  Image credit: ABLE

 ABLE's Nashville Jewelry Studio.  Image Credit: ABLE

ABLE's Nashville Jewelry Studio.  Image Credit: ABLE

 

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thank you, jordan!